Willow Creek Park – Lamar CO

Description

“The park is associated with several Great Depression era federal relief programs. Constructed between 1933 and 1938 under the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA), creation of the park provided a source of employment in Lamar during much of the Depression. Willow Creek Park was Colorado’s first CWA project and the first planned park in Lamar, providing a location for active and passive recreation activities. A prominent feature of the city, the park’s buildings and stone features are good examples of the Rustic style as interpreted by New Deal agencies. Characteristics include the use of native stone; traditional construction methods; evident hand craftsmanship; and simple functional design.”

Added to the National Register 8/10/2007.

Source notes

www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/files/OAHP/.../1622.pdf

http://coloradopreservation.org/programs/cultural-resource-surveys/new-deal-survey-2/researching-new-deal-historic-resources/

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Location Info


Willow Creek Park
Lamar, CO 81052

Coordinates: 38.0745975, -102.6140863

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